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Are there Monday effects in stock returns: a stochastic dominance approach

Cho, Young-Hyun, Linton, Oliver and Whang, Yoon-Jae (2006) Are there Monday effects in stock returns: a stochastic dominance approach. Discussion paper, 568. Financial Markets Group, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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Abstract

We provide a test of the Monday effect in daily stock index returns. Unlike previous studies we define the Monday effect based on the stochastic dominance criterion. This is a stronger criterion than those based on comparing means used in previous work and has a well defined economic meaning. We apply our test to a number of stock indexes including large caps and small caps as well as UK and Japanese indexes. We find strong evidence of a Monday effect in many cases under this stronger criterion. The effect has reversed or weakened in the Dow Jones and S&P 500 indexes post 1987, but is still strong in more broadly based indexes like the NASDAQ, the Russell 2000 and the CRSP.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Official URL: http://fmg.lse.ac.uk
Additional Information: © 2006 The Authors
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
H Social Sciences > HG Finance
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Journal of Economic Literature Classification System: C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C1 - Econometric and Statistical Methods: General > C14 - Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C1 - Econometric and Statistical Methods: General > C12 - Hypothesis Testing
G - Financial Economics > G1 - General Financial Markets > G14 - Information and Market Efficiency; Event Studies
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C1 - Econometric and Statistical Methods: General > C15 - Statistical Simulation Methods; Monte Carlo Methods; Bootstrap Methods
G - Financial Economics > G1 - General Financial Markets > G13 - Contingent Pricing; Futures Pricing
Sets: Research centres and groups > Financial Markets Group (FMG)
Collections > Economists Online
Collections > LSE Financial Markets Group (FMG) Working Papers
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Identification Number: 568
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2009 19:09
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/24520/

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